“Apathy Blues” by Walter Thomas Beck III

Another innocent child
Is beaten and shot
By the boys in blue
Who walk away clean
On the streets of America tonight.

Another madman
With his blood full of bent faith and rage
Blows away an office, a mall, a school,
Letting his demons loose
On the streets of America tonight.

Another worker
Drifts from temp gig to temp gig,
Working two gigs on low wages
Shuffling on to whatever home they’re lucky enough to have
On the streets of America tonight.

Another young sibling
Sleeps cold tonight,
No family to call their own,
Being murdered by the hand of God
On the streets of America tonight.

Another night the population
Turns up the static loud;
Drowns it out with double talk,
Drowns it out with celebrity gossip,
Drowns it out with cheap click bait articles,

Pumping themselves full of apathy
On the streets of America tonight.

Ohio grand jury clears police in fatal shooting of 12-year-old

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Grand jury decides against indictments in Sandra Bland’s death

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Tamir Rice and the Value of Life by Charles Blow

Tell the DOJ to deliver justice for Tamir Rice

 

Our Bi Laureate at Rally Against HJR-6 Terre Haute, Indiana October 11, 2013

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